Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sunday, October 06, 2013

UPDATE: Suspect in Friday's Fatal Hit & Run is Arrested

Update: Oct. 7, 2013 - The Ada County Coroner has identified the victim in last Friday's hit & run as Wiley A. Padden, 28 of Boise. The coroner confirms Padden died as a result of blunt force trauma, injuries sustained as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle.

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Boise, Oct. 6, 4:43 p.m. - The suspect, Adam D. Weinert turned himself into Boise Police this afternoon. He will be arraigned on the listed charges Monday in 4th District Court. Please follow this case through the courts for further updates.

Thank you to those who shared the suspect's information while the search was ongoing. Our thoughts are with the victim's family.

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Boise, Oct. 5, 2013 - Boise Police, working with Ada County Prosecutors have an arrest warrant for the suspect in yesterday's deadly hit and run collision on State Street.

Suspect: Adam D. Weinert, 24, Boise100513 Weinert

Charged: Leaving the Scene of a crash resulting in injury or death (F) ISC 18-8007

Based on evidence gathered at the scene and through follow up investigation including citizen tips, officers identified Weinert as the suspect. Officers are currently searching for Weinert and encourage him to turn himself in.

Weinert is accused of hitting a man who was walking across the road at approximately 1:15 a.m. Friday, October 4th, then driving away. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. Weinert is believed to have been driving a light gold colored Ford Ranger pickup at the time of the crash. 

Crime Stoppers: Anyone with information on where the suspect may be is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, or log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236. Tips can also be made via the Crime Stoppers Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CSofSWIdaho. A citizen can remain anonymous. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of criminal suspects. 

ISC 18-8007. Leaving scene of accident resulting in injury or death. (1) The driver of any vehicle that has been involved in an accident, either upon public or private property open to the public, who knows or has reason to know that said accident has resulted in injury to or death of any person shall:

 (a)Immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident or as close thereto as possible. Every stop required under this section shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary.

 (b)Remain at the scene of the accident until the driver has fulfilled all the requirements under this section.

 (c)Give his name, address, the name of his insurance agent or company if he has automobile liability insurance, and the motor vehicle registration number of the vehicle he is driving to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with.

 (d)If available, exhibit his driver's license to the person struck, or to the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with. 

(e)Render to any person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the conveying or the making of arrangements for the conveying of such person to a physician, surgeon, hospital or other medical facility, for medical or surgical treatment, if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such conveying is requested by the injured person. 

(2)A violation of any provision of this section shall constitute a felony and be punished by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for a period of not more than five (5) years, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

(3)The director of the transportation department shall revoke for a period of one (1) year the driver's license or permit to drive, or the nonresident operating privilege, of any person convicted or found guilty of violating any provision of this section. Such revocation shall preclude any type of work permit or other form of limited driving privileges as provided in section 49-326, Idaho Code.  

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